Williams has one of the most generous financial aid programs in the country, thanks to generations of gifts from alumni, parents, and friends. It allows us to award more than $50 million a year in financial aid to more than half of all Williams students. Our financial aid program is based entirely on need, and we meet 100 percent of every student’s demonstrated need.  We are committed to working with you and your family to make a Williams education affordable.

Application Timeline

  • Early Decision Applicants

    November 20 – CSS Profile & prior year tax returns due

    Mid-December – Financial aid notifications available to admitted students

    April 15 – Final aid application requirements due

  • Regular Decision Applicants

    February 1 – CSS Profile & FAFSA due

    April 1 – Financial aid notifications available to admitted students

    April 15 – Tax documents due to IDOC

  • Transfer Applicants

    Please do not submit your financial aid application documents until AFTER you have submitted your application for admission.

    April 15 – CSS Profile,  FAFSA, Tax documents due

  • International Applicants

    November 15 – Early Decision applicants

    February 1 – Regular Decision applicants

  • Current Students

    April 25 – 2015-16 application documents due

    May 25 – Submit the Summer 2015 Earnings Petition

    After July 7 – Financial Aid awards available for students with complete applications by the April 25 deadline


  • Financial Aid Footnotes – Fall 2015 edition

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  • Winter Study 2016

    It’s time to start thinking about your Winter Study plans! Financial aid policies have change this year, so please check...

  • Fall 2015 Book Grant

    For the Fall 2015 semester, the swipe card system at Water Street Books will be in place from Thursday, August...

  • We’re on Facebook!

    We post reminders about financial aid and bills, and financial literacy articles and resources – something for everyone! Find us...

  • Financial Literacy Resources

    Williams has partnered with CashCourse.org to offer free, online financial education resources. Go to cashcourse.org and click “Register Now” under “Students” to start...

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